Atletico Madrid confirms Savic & Arias injuries

After being knocked out of the Champions League by Juventus, Atletico Madrid have been dealt a double injury blow in defence.

Atletico Madrid is currently seven points behind La Liga leader Barcelona.   -  Getty Images

Scans have shown that Atletico Madrid defensive duo Santiago Arias and Stefan Savic have sustained thigh injuries.

The double injury blow comes after Atletico surrendered a 2-0 first-leg lead to exit the Champions League at the hands of a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Juventus on Tuesday.

Atletico will therefore not be playing in the final at its Wanda Metropolitano home, but Diego Simeone's side remains in La Liga title race.

The injuries to Savic and Arias, confirmed in a club statement on Wednesday, could therefore be a setback for Atletico, which is already without World Cup winner Lucas Hernandez.

Atletico, seven points behind La Liga leader Barcelona, return to action away to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

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